Not alone. But a very small minority. Very tiny tiny.
And all the rest people have mentioned.
First off, the vast majority of people just flat out don’t care. At all. In the least. We who read Tidbits are in no way a representative sample of the vast base of Apple customers. We ARE representative of the nerds (well tech minded)
but that’s it.
Soldering components vs plugging/socketing standard modules (ram, storage, batteries, etc…)
It’s cheaper to build
It’s cheaper to repair (warranty)
It’s is more reliable overall
It is possible to have much better performance at a given price point.
Things are smaller
The software stack is less complicated and more under their control.
And as someone who was the senior architect of a business software product and forced to support older hardware well past its sell buy date for marketing/political reasons it added an incredible amount of development time to every single thing we did. Performance at one end. Memory requirements at the other. And some some software features that used new hardware features (at marketings request) meant developing 2 code paths all over the place. Ugh.
For most people this is great. For some it is annoying. For a subset of the some it makes Apple evil.
Apple has made a choice that this is the way to go. And based on results it seems to be so.
Take all of the points above and go in the opposite direction and ask if Apple would be nearly as successful if they went this way.
There are a lot of computers/phones/toys out there where you can replace the batteries, disk drives., whatever. They are not very profitable. At all.